Twenty-seven outages were reported in Darien, as of 9:45 a.m. today, by the Connectict Light & Power Co., which serves 7,816 customers in town. An hour earlier only five had been reported.

Overall, CL&P has reported 8,955 customers in its total coverage are without power. The utility serves 1,240,246 customers throughout Connecticut.

CL&P is continuing to monitor Hurricane Sandy as it moves up the East Coast toward New England. The company has made preparations should the storm affect its service territory.

Visit CL&P's Storm Center at www.cl-p.com/stormcenter for more information. During the storm, customers should know notify CL&P through its "Report an Outage" tool on the website or by calling 800-286-2000.

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